Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
& World Day of Peace
Blessings on your New Year! Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, and the World Day of Peace. We invite you to read Pope Francis’ message for today, January 1, 2020. Together let us pray and work for peace.
“Day by day, the Holy Spirit prompts in us ways of thinking and speaking that can make us artisans of justice and peace.
May the God of peace bless us and come to our aid.
May Mary, Mother of the Prince of Peace and Mother of all the peoples of the earth, accompany and sustain us at every step of our journey of reconciliation.
And may all men and women who come into this world experience a life of peace and develop fully the promise of life and love dwelling in their heart.”
Read the papal message for World Day of Peace 2020.